Yesterday, I got asked to be a part of something that is going to be HUGE. If you’re on Facebook, maybe you have heard of it – it is called TheTruth365. Remember that Kony 2012 video that went viral in March? TheTruth365 is making a ground-breaking documentary film to shed light on children fighting cancer, giving them a voice. Individual voices are not loud enough – in order to be heard, we need our screams to become a deafening roar. We need to become lions, tigers, and bears for our kids; I know, I know, it is not as if we are not already lions, tigers, and bears…. together we can become even more fierce and make our voices heard. The children do not have a voice? Well, we’ll give them a voice! The film will focus on the state of childhood cancer funding (to which I say, “YEAH!”) by “uniting the childhood cancer community, all candidates for Congress, top pediatric oncologists, and several of the most influential celebrities.”
This video, unlike the Kony 2012 documentary, will not be a scam. It will be honest, true (hence the name, TheTruth365), and it will not shelter anyone from the harsh reality of childhood cancer. For, indeed, it is very, very, very harsh. Forty six kids diagnosed every single day is harsh. Seven kids dying every single day is harsh.
I have known about this from day one (the community Facebook page was launched last month), and yesterday, I became a part of it. Brian Jones, fellow blogger and father of a little boy with cancer, was asked to help lead the charge in this social media campaign that will hopefully turn more heads than we, in our humanness, can ever dream it will. I was very excited and honored when Brian asked me to be on his team. And you betcha I accepted. I say, get ready, world. You’re about to come face to face with the truth.
Here’s where you come in: if you have a Facebook profile, go to TheTruth365 and like it if you haven’t already. And then share the page anywhere and everywhere. You can help it grow – let’s see if we can get it to 5,000 likes by the end of this month.